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1961 Rex Mays Classic


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 12
Sunday, June 4, 1961 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
100 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:57:46
Average Speed: 103.86 mph
Pole Speed: 105.448 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 13 sec
Attendance: 30,007
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1961 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
3 127   Dick Rathman Harry Allen ChapmanWatson / Offy1002,985running0140
1 22   Rodger Ward Leader Card 500   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy1007,413running100200
5 315   Jim Hurtubise Lindsey HopkinsWatson / Offy991,723running0100
22 41   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Trevis / Offy12135magneto0 
2 519   Al Keller Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Philipp / Offy1004,668running0160
8 621   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Kuzma / Offy991,064running050
6 73   Don Branson Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Epperly / Offy991,432running080
10 85   Wayne Weiler Autolite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Epperly / Offy98909running030
4 98   Len Sutton S & R Racing Enterprises   (Pete Salemi)Watson / Offy1002,147running0120
211062   Lloyd Ruby Denver-Chicago Trucking   (Myron Osborn)Watson / Offy21135valve0 
121135   Dempsey Wilson Lysle GreenmanKuzma / Offy97686running010
191231   Bobby Marshman Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Epperly / Offy34203engine0 
91323   Don Freeland Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Kurtis / Offy99987running040
71441   Johnny Boyd Leader Card 500   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy991,142running060
171586   Roger McCluskey Meyer Speedway   (Racing Associates)Porter / Offy56270brakes0 
141637   Chuck Hulse Tassi VatisKurtis / Offy93541running0 
181710   Paul Goldsmith Racing AssociatesLesovsky / Offy44270overheating0 
161852   Troy Ruttman John Zink Trackburner   (John Zink)Watson / Offy71338mechanical0 
11196   Eddie Johnson Bell Lines Trucking   (Fred Sclavi)Silnes / Offy98832running020
152072   Ronnie Duman Wyandotte Tool   (Milan Bursac)Meskowski / Offy91406spun out0 
132194   Bill Cheesbourg McCullough   (Ray Crawford)Elder / Offy97609running0 
202212   Bob Christie Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy26203handling0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bob Cleberg6Bell Lines Trucking
Shorty Templeman7Bill Forbes Racing
Jim Rathmann16Ansted Rotary
Jim McWithey29Hart Fullerton
Rex Easton42Stearly Motor Freight
Don Davis49Art Koopman
Bud Tingelstad51Fike Plumbing
Bruce Jacobi58Harden
A.J. Shepherd61Roy
Tommy Copp64Shannon Brothers
Ernie Koch66Jewett-Cameron
Bert Brooks69Eelco Custom Shaft
Beau Clerke71Bo Ju
Leon Clum77Dayton Steel Wheel
Norm Hall85Federal Engineering
Jack Conely89Dunn Engineering
Cliff Spalding90Connor's Speed Shop
Tony Bonadies91Deakin
Cotton Farmer96Windmill Trucking

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rodger Ward1100100